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VCU Alumni, Troy Daniels, seizing the moment in the NBA

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After signing a 3 year deal in July with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Ram fans were hoping to see what that may mean for the VCU alumni’s playing time after leaving the Charlotte Hornets after two seasons, averaging 6.3 points per game in 11.7 minutes.

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It took the Roanoke native about a dozen or so games before Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale, let the shooter see increased minutes in the teams’ lineup.

In the last three games, Daniels averaged 23 points in 28 minutes, scoring 19 in Toronto, 19 at home against Orlando and, a career high, 31 when the Lakers rolled into town on Saturday.

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The sharp shooter only averaged .6 points in the teams’ previous 15 games, in 5.06 minutes per game.

Michael Wallace, Sr. Editor, Contributor & Analyst for Grind City Media at Grizzlies.com shared this tweet with a video clip of NBA veteran Tony Allen speaking on Daniels’ preparedness.

Daniels and the Grizzlies will travel to New Orleans to take on the league’s leading scorer, Anthony Davis, and the Pelicans Monday night.